Daniel Paul LE HERON, Univ.-Prof. Dr.

daniel.le-heron@univie.ac.at

Room Number: 2B474
Mobile: +43 6706048318

Tel.: +43-1-4277-53608

Daniel Le Heron


Welcome to this page! I’m a sedimentologist / geologist with an enthusiasm for geologically-related travel and adventures. I am at my best in the field, and have a passion for both research and teaching in the great outdoors- from mountains to deserts and to the windswept corners of the world. Feel free to get in touch if you want to discuss any of the research we are doing or wish to explore any collaborative opportunities with us!

Current research Interests:

  • Glacial sedimentology - past deep time glacial records around the world.  Both “pure” and “applied” research into these topics. Palaeoglaciological reconstructions.
  • Soft-sediment deformation structures
  • Aspects of Precambrian carbonates (e.g. post-glacial cap carbonates, Microbialites)


External responsibilities:

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Sedimentary Research
  • Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Sedimentologists
  • Associate Editor, Sedimentology (2016)

Recently completed and Current Projects:

  • The Cryogenian diamictites of Death Valley, California, and their palaeogeographic significance (in collaboration with Tom Vandyk, Dr Marie Busfield, and Saeed Tofaif)
  • The Late Ordovician glacial record in the Tabuk area, Saudi Arabia (MPhil project of Saeed Tofaif, with Saudi Aramco)
  • The Ediacaran / Cambrian glacial deposits and the striated pavements of the Luoquan Formation and equivalents, central China. PhD project of Tom Vandyk (currently at Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Soft-sediment deformation structures and striated pavements associated with the Late Paleozoic glaciations


PhD project opportunities:

I always welcome approaches from interested, field-oriented individuals to design new projects and work together! Feel free to drop me a line at daniel.le-heron@univie.ac.at

Short CV:

Born 1978 in Guernsey, Channel Islands (between England and France)

1997-2000: Bachelor’s degree in Geology at Aberystwyth University, Wales, United Kingdom

2000-2003: PhD degree in Geology specialising in Sedimentology also at Aberystwyth University. My studies were spent entirely in the offices of ENI-Lasmo, the former British/Italian oil company that was based in London. Thesis topic: “Development of the Murzuq Basin, SW Libya, during the Late Ordovician. During this I undertook the first 3 of 12 field seasons I have been lucky enough to undertake in the Sahara.

2004-2005: Postdoc, sponsored by TOTAL, in Strasbourg University, France. Field seasons in Morocco.

2006-2006: Geologist at CASP, a geological research organisation in Cambridge, UK, with further fieldwork in Libya and Siberia

2006-2007: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, University of Hanover, Germany.

2008-2017: Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, then Reader at Royal Holloway University of London. Conducted and directed field-based geological research in Brazil, Indonesia, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, USA, Australia and China.

2018: Joined University of Vienna in the Geodynamics and Sedimentology team.


 Publications (taken from u:cris)


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2009


Calculating ice volumes and ice flux to constrain the dimensions of a 440 Ma North African ice sheet. / le Heron, Daniel Paul; Dowdeswell, Julian A.

In: Journal of the Geological Society, Vol. 166, No. 2, 03.2009, p. 277-281.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


2008


Evolution of Mesozoic fluvial systems along the SE flank of the West Siberian Basin, Russia. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Buslov, Micha M.; Davies, Clare; Richards, Keith; Safonova, Inna.

In: Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 208, No. 1-2, 20.07.2008, p. 45-60.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Black shale, grey shale, fossils and glaciers : Anatomy of the Upper Ordovician-Silurian succession in the Tazzeka Massif of eastern Morocco. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Khoukhi, Yahya; Paris, Florentin; Ghienne, Jean François; Le Herissé, Alain.

In: Gondwana Research, Vol. 14, No. 3, 01.01.2008, p. 483-496.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


First-order reconstructions of a Late Ordovician Saharan ice sheet. / Le Heron, Daniel P.; Craig, J.

In: Journal of the Geological Society, Vol. 165, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 19-29.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


2007


Late Ordovician glacial record of the Anti-Atlas, Morocco. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul.

In: Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 201, No. 1-2, 01.09.2007, p. 93-110.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Maximum extent of ice sheets in Morocco during the Late Ordovician glaciation. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Ghienne, Jean François; El Houicha, Mohamed; Khoukhi, Yahya; Rubino, Jean Loup.

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 245, No. 1-2, 07.03.2007, p. 200-226.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


2006


Late Ordovician glaciogenic reservoir heterogeneity : An example from the Murzuq Basin, Libya. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Craig, Jonathan; Sutcliffe, Owen E.; Whittington, Robert.

In: Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 23, No. 6, 07.2006, p. 655-677.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


2005


A complex subglacial clastic dyke swarm, Sólheimajökull, southern Iceland. / Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Etienne, James L.

In: Sedimentary Geology, Vol. 181, No. 1-2, 01.11.2005, p. 25-37.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


440 Ma ice stream in North Africa. / Moreau, Julien; Ghienne, Jean François; Le Heron, Daniel Paul; Rubino, Jean Loup; Deynoux, Max.

In: Geology, Vol. 33, No. 9, 01.09.2005, p. 753-756.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The origins of glacially related soft-sediment deformation structures in Upper Ordovician glaciogenic rocks : Implication for ice-sheet dynamics. / Le Heron, D. P.; Sutcliffe, O. E.; Whittington, R. J.; Craig, J.

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 218, No. 1-2, 10.03.2005, p. 75-103.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


2004


Sedimentary architecture of Upper Ordovician tunnel valleys, Gargaf Arch, Libya : Implications for the genesis of a hydrocarbon reservoir. / Le Heron, Daniel; Sutcliffe, Owen; Bourgig, Khalid; Craig, Jonathan; Visentin, Claudio; Whittington, Robert.

In: GEOARABIA, Vol. 9, No. 2, 08.06.2004, p. 137-160.

Publication: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


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